Everyone faces challenging times in their life and sometimes we are not sure who to speak to. We all have times where we feel worried, stressed or vulnerable. At Brentside we want to do what we can to support each other and look after the wellbeing and health of all.
Wellbeing and Mental Health is very important.
On this website you will feel lots of information and support
What is Wellbeing?
It is how we feel and function in everyday life. It is more than just feeling happy; it is about being satisfied and being in control of your emotions and physical health. Wellbeing impacts everything we do.
This website is here to support parents and details what is available.
Wellbeing – how we can have positive wellbeing using the 5 ways to wellbeing
Parents – support available to you and top tips
Pupils – how we are support the wellbeing for pupils on school
Contacts and support – a list of helplines that can be used if you need support
The 5 ways to Wellbeing
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. There are 5 things you could do to try to improve your overall wellbeing.
Have you had your 5 a day?
Can you achieve a balanced wellbeing diet by trying to achieve the 5 ways to wellbeing each day?
*5 ways to wellbeing information from https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/
Feeling close to and valued by other people is very important for overall wellbeing.
Communicating with friends, family and colleagues can help you function better in the world. People around you can help by listening to you and likewise you an help others by connecting with them.
With this in mind, try to do something different today and make connections.
Talk to someone instead of sending an email
Speak to someone new
Ask how someone’s weekend was and really listen when they tell you
Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is
Doing regular exercise can help you feel good because your body releases chemicals called endorphins which reduce the feeling of pain. Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all ages groups.
Today why not get physical?
Take the stairs not the lift
Go for a walk at lunchtime
Walk into work - perhaps with a colleague – so you can ‘connect’ as well
Get off the bus one stop earlier than usual and walk the final part of your journey to work
Organise a work sporting activity
Have a kick-about in a local park
Do some ‘easy exercise’, like stretching, before you leave for work in the morning
Walk to someone’s desk instead of calling or emailing.
Being aware of your surroundings will help you to be 'present in the moment'. take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you.
Get a plant for your workspace
Have a ‘clear the clutter’ day
Take notice of how your colleagues are feeling or acting
Take a different route on your journey to or from work
Visit a new place for lunch
Helping others can give us a greater sense of happiness.
In what ways have you given to others recently?
Learning new things helps to boost self0esteem and setting goals is good for wellbeing.
Why not learn something new today?
Contact your child's class teacher
If you want to discuss anything about your child with their class teacher please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.